Trustees Approve Promotions, Tenure and Emeriti Status for 2017-18 Academic Year

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ATLANTA – Mercer's Board of Trustees approved promotions, tenure and emeriti status for faculty from the University's 12 schools and colleges, as well as the University Libraries, during its April 21 meeting:

College of Liberal Arts

Craig Coleman, promoted to professor of art

Lori Johnson, promoted to professor of political science

Carolyn Yackel, promoted to professor of mathematics

Garland Crawford, awarded tenure and promoted to associate professor of chemistry

Jose Pino, promoted to associate professor of Spanish

Jamie Cockfield, promoted to professor emeritus of history

Mary Ann Drake, promoted to professor emerita of women's and gender studies

Brian Rood, promoted to associate professor emeritus of international and global studies

School of Law

Cathy Cox, awarded tenure

Teri McMurtry-Chubb, promoted to professor

Jeremy Kidd, awarded tenure

Suzanne Cassidy, promoted to professor emerita

College of Pharmacy

Lea Bonner, promoted to clinical associate professor

Melissa M. Chesson, promoted to clinical associate professor

Christine Klein, promoted to clinic associate professor

Brian Crabtree, awarded tenure

Hewitt W. Matthews, promoted to professor and dean emeritus

School of Medicine

Bowden Templeton, promoted to associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences

Allen G. Tindol, promoted to associate professor of internal medicine

Carolyn Klatt, promoted to associate professor

Brad Lian, awarded tenure

Eric Shaw, awarded tenure

Jacob Warren, awarded tenure

Arthur Baker, promoted to associate professor

Kristina Hawkins, promoted to associate professor

Edward Clark, promoted to professor

Abdelmoneim Younis, promoted to professor

Vishwas Sakhalkar, promoted to professor

Ananda Weerasuriya, promoted to professor emeritus of basic medical science and physiology

Richard Elliott, promoted to professor emeritus of basic medical science

Carl Boyd, promoted to professor emeritus of surgery

Keith Ellis, promoted to professor emeritus of family medicine

Raymond Rudolph, promoted to professor emeritus surgery

William Wessinger, promoted to professor emeritus of surgery

Robert Donner, promoted to professor emeritus of pathology

School of Engineering

Susan Codone, promoted to professor of technical communication

Ha V. Vo, promoted to professor of biomedical engineering

University Libraries

Jeremy Brown, promoted to associate professor

Townsend School of Music

Elizabeth Pridgen, awarded tenure and promoted to associate professor

Christopher Schmitz, awarded tenure and promoted to professor of music history

Carol Goff, promoted to professor of collaborative studies

Penfield College

Ian Henderson, promoted to professor emeritus of liberal studies

Kenyon Knapp, promoted to professor of counseling

Eugene W. Stetson School of Business and Economics

Beth Chapman, awarded tenure and promoted to associate professor

Geoffrey Ngene, awarded tenure and promoted to associate professor of economics

Julie Petherbridge, awarded tenure and promoted to associate professor

Steven McClung, promoted to professor

College of Health Professions

Joseph Donnelly, promoted to clinical professor of physical therapy

Niamh Tunney, promoted to clinical associate professor of physical therapy

Jeannette Anderson, promoted to clinical associate professor of physical therapy

Elizabeth Dickerson, promoted to clinical associate professor of physician assistant studies

Georgia Baptist College of Nursing

Lanell Bellury, awarded tenure

Cynthia Rubenstein, awarded tenure and promoted to professor

Laura R. Madden, promoted to clinical assistant professor

Charles Smith, promoted to clinical assistant professor

Brenda Rowe, promoted to associate professor emerita

Ann Keely, promoted to associate professor emerita